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Pattern Inspiration: Alma Shawl

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Our memories are universal, the story of the first time we experienced the comfort, warmth and love of a shawl. Darya has created a truly memorable shawl with “Alma Shawl”. Based on a scalene triangle, making it large enough to easily wrapping around your shoulders and then some. The delicate lace sits atop each solid area like the crest of a wave as the tide gently rolls in to shore. Choose your...

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Pattern Inspiration: Fruit Picnic Poncho

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Spread the blanket, open the baskets and settle in for an afternoon picnic. Summer is here and who doesn’t enjoy a picnic. When evening approaches after a long day in the sun you will reach for this lightweight poncho as you prepare to settle in and watch the stars. Darya puts stitches together creating a beautiful drape and texture, which makes knitting her patterns so much fun. Making this piece...

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Pattern Inspiration: Whimsical Socks

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Why do we knit our own socks? This is a question all of us are asked by those who don’t knit at least once. This months sock pattern from Kay Litton answers that question. Because they are FUN! This whimsical trailing cable pattern catches the eye and teases us with each stitch to keep going, like sprinkles on ice cream and playing with puppies at the same time: sheer delight.

This pattern mixed...

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Pattern Inspiration: Golden Afternoon

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All in the golden afternoon, full leisurely we glide”–lines from Lewis Carroll’s poem in the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Susan takes us by surprise with this inventive, reversible stitch pattern. Both sides showcase this stitch invented by Susan. And thus, down the “rabbit hole” we go, falling in love with the changes of pattern and the softness and colors of this months yarn,...

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Pattern Inspiration: Rows of Lavender

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Oh sweet lavender, caress my soul, and mind. Let me plant rows of lavender, stitch by stitch until I can wrap myself in your intoxicating fragrance! 

Who hasn’t stopped by the side of the road to take in the beauty of a field of lavender in full bloom? “Rows of Lavender” by Susan Lowman lifts our spirits as we plant our knitting fabric ‘garden’ with delicate cables that reach towards the sun....

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June 2019 Sock Membership Crate Reveal

We’re so excited that you are all so excited about our Sock Crates! This crate consistently sells out and we think June will too, so don’t wait to subscribe if you’re tantalized by the goodies shown here and in our reveal video. This month’s theme is Calico and features a soft take on posies and summer sunshine.  We think that the new colorway we’re sending, Calico Quilt, perfectly matches this...

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June 2019 Membership Crate Reveal

It’s June already, and we have a great crate planned to send you! This month’s theme is Calico and is inspired by soft florals, tiny posies, clover and patchwork quilts (with a KnitCrate twist, of course!)

We’ve designed a brand new yarn for you to try in this crate, Aloftis a 48% Merino Wool, 32% Organic Pima Cotton, and 20% Baby Alpaca blend that is chainette-plied, meaning that each strand is...

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Inspiration: Stratified Socks

“Happiness is held in the seed and expressed in the flower it produces.” What a lovely image to describe Kristy’s pattern. The stitches in this pattern remind us of soil, seeds and flowers. Each stitch is placed carefully within the pattern, stitch-by-stitch as if seeking the sun to ultimately bloom into these beautiful socks. The yarn provides the “soil” for her stitches. As every gardener knows,...

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Inspiration: Wavelength Cowl

“When I opened the box and saw the colors I gasped!” Malabrigo colors take your breath away – Wow! I knew this yarn had to go around my neck. “ Julie could not have been more right. Malabrigo colors are physics in motion! The unique dye process creates periodic waves of color that move with such vibrancy demanding a design that will highlight this months yarn special qualities.

Wavelength captures...

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